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# MANAGING LINEN AT APOLLO

HOSPITALS
PRESENTED BY- SRIJON MOITRA
NAVEEN HISSARIA-17010
SHUBHAM RAJ-17021
SHOUVIK SARKAR-17020
SABYASACHI SARKAR-17019

Evaluate the function at each vertex. or some other quantity to be maximized or minimized subject to the constraints of the problem. profit. The first step in solving linear programming problems is to set up a function that represents cost. respectively. • The solution of these systems of inequalities is called the feasible region. Graph the inequalities to determine the coordinates of the vertices of the region. The largest and smallest of those values are the maximum and minimum values of the function. Then define the constraints with a system of linear inequalities. WHAT IS LINEAR PROGRAMMING • Linear programming is often used in business to find maximum profit or minimum cost. .

head of quality at the apollo hospitals thought that the expense of linen management could be optimized using mathematical programming techniques which may have a significant effect on the hospital's bottom line. yet. CASE SYNOPSIS • The case describes the use of linen at the apollo hospitals. • Each bed in the hospital is given two bed sheets as well as a pillow cover. etc. wet. The aim will be to develop a mathematical programming model to minimize the overall cost of linen direction. Dr ananth N rao. . Apollo hospital keeps a safety stock of linen for just two days and any linen sent for washing is returned on day (day+2). there was 2% added usage of linen owing to various reasons including linen becoming dirty.

ACCORDING TO DR. RFID WAS NOT USED BY APOLLO HOSPITAL. THE CAPACITY OF THE HOSPITAL FOR INPATIENTS WAS 300 BEDS. ONE OF THE CHALLENGES WAS TO TRACK THE NUMBER OF WASHES THE LINEN HAD UNDERGONE. TIME BETWEEN PURCHASES SHOULD BE AT LEAST 30 DAYS. HOWEVER.700 (WHICH INCLUDED ALL THE LINEN SUCH AS BED SHEETS. HOWEVER. USING WHICH LINEN USAGE AND THE NUMBER OF CYCLES COULD BE RECORDED ACCURATELY. WHEREAS THE LIFE REDUCED TO 45 WASH CYCLES FOR HEAVILY-SOILED LINEN. PILLOW COVERS. • THE TOTAL COST OF MANAGING LINEN PER BED PER MONTH WAS INR 1.). • APOLLO PURCHASED LINEN ONCE IN A YEAR. . • THE LIFE OF THE LINEN DEPENDED ON THE NUMBER OF WASHES: THE LINEN COULD LAST UP TO APPROXIMATELY 70 WASH CYCLES UNDER REGULAR WASH. ETC. • THE COST OF LINEN MANAGEMENT THROUGH THE YEAR AT APOLLO WAS NEARLY INR 400 PER MONTH PER BED FOR JUST LAUNDRY EXPENSES ON BED LINEN. DR ANANTH RAO THOUGHT THAT THEY SHOULD INCREASE THE FREQUENCY OF PURCHASE. PROBLEM FACED BY APOLLO HOSPITALS WHILE MANAGING LINEN • APOLLO RECEIVED APPROXIMATELY 250 PATIENTS EVERY DAY AND EACH OCCUPANCY REQUIRED TWO BED SHEETS AND A PILLOWCASE (WHICH IS THE PAR COUNT). APRONS. ANANTH RAO: • RFID CANNOT BE IMPLEMENTED IN HOSPITALS IN INDIA AS THESE RFIDS ARE COSTLY. GOWNS. • TECHNOLOGIES WERE AVAILABLE THROUGH RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID).

X4= NEW PILLOW COVER PURCHASED OBJECTIVE FUNCTION • MINIMIZE. (X1.X2. X2 = NEW BED SHEET PURCHASED • X3 = OLD PILLOW COVER .X4>0) .5X2+3. LINEAR PROGRAMING TECHNIQUES DECISION VARIABLES • X1 = OLD BED SHEETS . Z = 5X1+181.3X3+64.35X4 CONSTRAINTS • X1<=930 • X2<=1260 • X3<=680 • X4<=472 .X3.

THEY EXPECTED PURCHASE LINEN WOULD BE 1260 BED SHEETS AND 680 PILLOW COVERS . • LAUNDRY EXPENSES RS 425000. • ON 2 OCT 2014. . THEY EXPECTED TO HAVE 460 BED SHEETS AND 232 PILLOWS FROM LAUNDRY. CONCLUSION • ON 1 OCT 2014 . THEY EXPECTED TO HAVE 470 BED SHEETS AND 240 PILLOWS FROM LAUNDRY. • ON 1 OCT 2014.

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